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Appraisers do not look at the Market.... - 10/30/08 05:20 AM
You read it right. I was talking to a seller yesterday as he ranted about giving his home away at a discount and I asked him, "Discount? Where is the discount coming from?" He replied that the home appraised last year at a higher price thus making it at least a $10K discount. I asked him if the home would appraise for that now. ... Wait for it.... Then he says, "of course it would! If anything it would appraise for more! Appraisers don't look at the market!" So the conversation went on like that, but I would shudder to think (2 comments)
Twitter Inspired Accountability Test - Review of Chronicles of Jarvinia - 10/29/08 06:45 AM
If you've been reading any of my blogs then you know I was trying something out with an accountability test. For those of you who don't know, here's the basics of what I was trying to do. A few times a year I write down my activities every 15 minutes or so. Am I on point? Am I focused? It really helps to see if I am. Twitter is still something relatively new to me and I had the same opinion as my wife about it, "going out the door... sticking keys into car...wondering why the door is still unlocked...." Doesn't (1 comments)
Using Facebook For Business - From a BlitzTime Call W/ Jake Press - 10/28/08 09:46 AM
Everyone has heard of Facebook by now, but how many of you are using it for business. Let's get something straight up front, it's not about being dissengenuious, it's about connecting and networking. Those who follow me on Twitter or Facebook understand the reason my cheesy slogan is "Real in Real Estate." I was on a great new service called BlitzTime which lets you do conference calls and speed networking all in one! It's a great service and a perfect platform for a class on utilizing facebook for business. I tweeted the key points but here they are in LONG BLOGORIPHIC (5 comments)
Chronicles of Accountability: Day Five - 10/24/08 09:29 AM
6:00 AM - Playing golf didn't help the cold, no working out today. It's raining and miserable outside. 8:00 AM - Trying to start today, 154 E-mails. Always odd how Thursdays are slow in Real Estate for me. 8:45 AM - Cleaned up e-mails. With the weather and my cold, I have some reduced goals today. Call 40 People, 50/50 follow up and new leads Finally finish off the sign and installation on 1694 Peachcrest Drive Clean up my office and new contract that has been sitting on my desk for a week. 9:15 AM - Oooh breakfast... 10:27 AM - (2 comments)
Chronicles of Accountability: Day Four - 10/24/08 08:46 AM
Awful cold... 7 AM - Preparing for BNI Meeting: Chateau Elan Networking Elites - A network meeting where people pass referrals to one another. Mainly my goals today are to make all my meetings be productive. I'm going to monitor my e-mail but my call list doesn't have anyone on it. 8:00 AM - Leaving for the meeting, I have a new 60 second presentation utilizing the letter "M" 8:15 AM - I'm there with about 10 others getting ready to start. 8:30 AM - People are sitting, it's not netSIT so I am getting them up to WORK. 8:45 AM (1 comments)
Chronicles of Accountability: Day Three - 10/22/08 08:00 AM
Well if you are following these "Chronicles" then you must be wondering where the next update is. Well, Life happens. (Note: Post is in Hoschton, GA today since I will be working from home today) 4:00 AM - Up with baby. Around 5 AM - Done, tag the wife (the baby won't sleep without Mommy apparently), a few minutes of sleep needed.... after a few minutes 8:00 AM - Start of my day, rushing around to get started. 8:54 AM - Car with mechanic, 71 New E-mails, Had someone leave me a voice mail message last night asking why I called, (3 comments)
Chronicles of Accountability: Day Two - 10/21/08 06:52 AM
4:45 AM EST - Caleb is up, makes me want to sleep in. Snooze. 5:40 AM EST - I'm up.. OK. Twitter myself in... Getting ready to work out. 7:49 AM EST - Worked out, was "OK." Notice that the election is up in the air as usual. Scary stuff on the TVs, such as the Fairness Doctrine. 186 E-mails. Time to clean it up. 8:00 AM - Getting sidetracked, writing a semi-journal blog post about Richard Branson. 9:00 AM - Showered Up, Email Cleaned Out and Time to call. Goals for today are 50 phone calls, trying to create 5 (6 comments)
Chronicles of Accountability: Day One - 10/20/08 05:42 AM
If you're a friend on Facebook then you know I have a little bit of a cold. I'm not really sure why it's the worst in the mornings and nights but it is. So instead of posting at 5AM EST and letting everyone know I'm off to work out to keep my girlish figure, I'm here at 6:39 AM EST checking my e-mail and trying to do a few things to get a head start. 6:39 AM EST Checking E-mail, Posting On Active Rain - 166 New Messages. 7:04 AM EST - Cleared out the e-mail. Mostly just assigned the internet (7 comments)
Accountability Test - Twitter Inspired, Active Rain Initiated - 10/19/08 08:11 PM
I recently blogged about accountability and I am about to put myself to the test! After working with Twitter for some time now and reading a very interesting article about a Luxury real estate agent, I got the smart idea to blog my week. To see if I am active as I say I am. We'll see. It sounds good to say you called 200 people, but where'd the other few hours go? So my plan is blog in detail what I am doing when I am doing it on Active Rain and post occasional updates on Twitter/Facebook and LinkedIn. I (7 comments)
Frequently Asked Questions: What's Yours? - 10/14/08 06:50 AM
I always end up having a conversation with someone about foreclosures and at the end of the day I've need to go back and explain the differences in foreclosures, auctions and pre-foreclosures. I've tried to a "lite" version on my personal blog. My "QUESTION" to you is what are some common questions that you get everyday? I'm not talking about the "is it available?" or "Can I get more photos?" questions, I mean everyday in and out type questions, like, "Will the seller negotiate?" (5 comments)
Just Sold! 4850 Shellnut Path, Hoschton, GA 30548 - Trilogy Park - 10/13/08 08:42 AM
Even in this economy and market homes are still selling. It's all about hiring a professional that knows the market and knows what it will take to sell. OK, so it takes a lot from the seller too. This awesome Trilogy Park home for sale, SOLD for 97% Why did it sell? Pretty simple really. It was marketed to so that EVERYONE in the price range knew about the home. AND The sellers kept the home in immaculate condition! Whether you are looking to sell in Trilogy Park or Hoschton, GA or BUY a home, you owe it to yourself to (0 comments)
Reunion to have Annual Fall Festival on October 18th, 2008 - 10/13/08 08:28 AM
Reunion subdivision in Hoschton, GA will be holding it's annual Fall Festival with games, prizes, a chili-cookoff and all kinds of local vendors to check out. Tickets are $1 or 25 for $20. Reunion subdivision by John Wieland has over 400 residents now (with 850 planned) and is in the heart of the Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson and Barrow county lines. Just outside of Braselton and down the road from Village at Deaton Creek, Reunion has that "neighborhood" feel. This isn't the only thing Reunion does, Wendi a local resident said in an AJC article, "There's a social gathering every Friday night (0 comments)
Mill Creek High School's Nateja Dias, named Miss Teen Atlanta - 10/13/08 08:14 AM
On August 24th, Nateja competed in her first ever pageant along with 191 Atalnta area teens and at the end of the day the 17 year old was named, Miss Teen Atlanta. According to Glenn Matlock from the Neighborhood News, Nateja is a top student at Mill Creek High School, located in Hoschton, GA. Her parents drummed into her head that if she wanted to succeed in America, she must first get a good education. Nateja's passion is helping the sick and needy, "For these children, I want to be an image of what I didn't have when I was younger," (0 comments)
Cartoonist to sign prints at Hamilton Mill Fast Frame - Dacula, GA - 10/11/08 01:09 PM
Cal Warlick, former sports illustrator and AJC editorial cartoonist will be at the Hamilton Mill Fast Frame, in the Publix Shopping Center at 2463 Hamilton Mill Pkwy on October 25th from 10 to 2. Cal is known for taking the more liberal stance of the paper he's writing for but usually the cartoon and editorial comment are so funny that he gets a pass by locals. Partly because his humor is actually TRUE! Cal will be signing famous limited edition prints and of course, you'll have a variety of frames on hand to choose from as well.
Chateau Elan Networking Group Passing over 50 Referrals A Week - 10/03/08 11:33 AM
In just a few short weeks the Chateau Elan Networking Elites group will have 40 strong members all passing over 50 referrals a WEEK! These are not leads, these are warm to HOT sizzling referrals. What's especially great about the group is the attitude everyone has about the economy. We all see it as a huge opportunity to capitalize on getting more effecient and capturing market share from those that aren't willing to do the extra work. If you're a business owner in Jackson, Barrow, Hall or Gwinnett Counties you owe it to yourself to check us out. We meet at (0 comments)
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